A word from our Experts

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We enjoy sharing our members’ and clients’ success stories with you. However today, it’s time to hear from our Experts, some of the most talented physicians across the globe, about their experience working with Best Doctors.

The Best Doctors database includes over 50,000+ of the world’s top medical experts in 450+ medical specialties. Each has been designated as among the best by other doctors through an exclusive, Gallup®-certified process. Best Doctors takes great pride in its highly regarded physician network and it turns out these physicians applaud our program as well. Here’s what a few of them have to say: “Without a doubt, Best Doctors is a simple and transparent way of providing high-quality second opinions to patients in difficult situations, and in a way that benefits both the patient and the doctor. I myself have had patients Read more

Five reasons to ask for a Second Medical Opinion

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Even when we have complete confidence in our doctor, we can still leave the consultation in doubt, or simply want to make sure that we have looked at every possible option before going ahead with a decision. However, some people worry that that obtaining a second medical opinion means disagreeing with or “going against” your doctor. This could not be further from the case, and here are five reasons why:

1. Doctors do it all the time. Consulting with colleagues or specialists has been a tried and true practice in the medical profession from the very beginning. A Second Medical Opinion simply formalizes this process. 2. You do it all the time. People get second opinions all the time on their cars, homes, dental work or any major decision they are making. A medical condition is arguably much more important, so why should it be any different? 3. A Second Medical Opinion has everyone’s best interests in mind. The objective of a Second Medical Opinion is not meant to catch Read more

Five things to avoid doing during a doctor’s appointment

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It is your doctor’s job to assess, diagnose and treat you, but how you behave as a patient can influence his or her ability to do so correctly. In order to ensure an accurate diagnosis and treatment there are certain behaviors and habits that are best to avoid.

  1. Constantly referring to information you have seen on the internet about your condition. It’s great to be informed about your medical situation, but it is not necessary to interrupt your doctor with   information that may not even be relevant. Remember not to believe everything you read on the internet! If you have a question about something you have read or researched, wait until your doctor has finished giving their opinion before sharing it, and work together to discuss your concerns. 2. Suppressing medical or pertinent lifestyle information. No one is perfect, and all of us have certain Read more